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REALTOR® Issues at the State Capitol

February 19, 2020

This year's legislative session has quickly begun and issues that directly affect REALTORS® are causing a stir at the State Capitol.

With the 2020 legislative session starting off with a major battle over the Governor's proposed budget, the association is paying close attention to issues important to REALTORS®. Below is a look at GAR's 2020 Legislative Issues:

* SB 292 - Allowing local governments to ban the use of wood in framing in contruction;

* HB 523 - Preventing local governments from banning short term rentals;

* SB 322 - Allow provisions for impact fee exemptions;

* HB 829 - Allows for property tax exemptions for individuals over 65;

* HB 302 - Prohibits local governments from design elements in residential construction;

* SB 178 - Setting consistant fees for HOA Statements of Account;

These are just a few bills being worked on "Under the Gold Dome." To learn more about these pieces of legislation and other bills the Governmental Affairs Committee is working on, visit here.

Make plans to join your fellow REALTORS® as they meet with our elected officials to educate and advocate for our industry on March 3rd and 4th. If you have any questions, contact Governmental Affairs Director Aaron Johnson at 404-732-0631.

About the GRBOR Market Brief

The Greater Rome Board of REALTORS® (GRBOR) Market Brief is compiled by Georgia Multiple Listing Service (GAMLS).For more information on details of this month's report, please contact the Board at 404.845.4025.

*Each month, the numbers reported for the previous month are updated to reflect additional recordings.

About the Greater Rome Board of REALTORS®

The Greater Rome Board of REALTORS® (GRBOR) has been an instrumental factor in the growth of real estate in Floyd County, Georgia for more than a decade. GRBOR serves as a central source of information for its members, with mainly focusing on real estate education, the promotion of professionalism in the industry and representing REALTORS® members with legislative initiatives to create positive change for the real estate community.

About Georgia Multiple Listing Service

Since 1962 Georgia MLS has been providing real estate professionals with exceptional service, proven technology solutions, and unmatched value. With a laser-sharp focus on making the day-to-day tasks of our MLS subscribers more functional, more productive, and more profitable, we continue to implement the service blueprint that has led to our continued growth. For additional information or to start a discussion about how to partner with GAMLS please contact georgiamls@gamls.com.

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